Business, Contract and Commercial Litigation

The Lawrence Law Group, P.A., has experience litigating contract, business and commercial disputes. Across multiple industries, we have helped our clients address and resolve disputes arising from a wide array of business matters including complex contract disputes, disputes regarding insurance claims, construction defects, commercial and residential real estate transactions, collection of bad debts, shareholder and partnership disputes, wage disputes, non-compete agreements, employment disputes, business dissolution, bankruptcy disputes and creditors' rights. We are dedicated to both protecting our clients' rights and interests as well as defending them from the wrongful claims of others.

Importantly, we also recognize that protracted litigation is not always the best answer for a small business as too often such matters can become a lose-lose proposition with only the attorneys benefiting. Accordingly, we maintain a close relationship with our clients to permit us to address issues and explore our clients' actual needs before the expense of litigation becomes unavoidable.

While we typically undertake business and commercial disputes on an hourly rate basis, unlike many law firms, we will accept matters on a contingency fee basis in appropriate circumstances. This allows an individual or company to hire an attorney to pursue a debt without incurring any out of pocket expense and without incurring any expense at all unless a recovery is made.

For example, we currently represent a business that provides services to ship at the Jacksonville Port. An intermediary company handles the bills for the various owners of the ships. After many months went by without payment, the business hired us on a contingency basis to bring its claims against the intermediary company. Due to the financial stress imposed by the unpaid bills, the client was not able to pay us on an hourly basis. As a result, we agreed to handle the case on a contingency basis. Through this arrangement, we were able to recover money owed the client.

In other scenarios, we can be hired without the client incurring out of pocket expense as some types of claims provide that the defendant is obligated to pay attorney fees to the plaintiff if the plaintiff win the case. Examples include claims for unpaid wages or commissions owed to an employee and claims against an insurance company for failing to fairly pay a claim brought by one of its insureds. In these circumstances, if we are successful, the client recoups and keeps 100% of what was owed and the client’s attorney is paid by the other side,

Most business litigation focuses on breaches of contracts, ranging from a simple failure to pay a debt to a complex construction dispute. Despite the differences, the principles remain the same: one or both of the parties have failed to live up to their end of a bargain. Unfortunately, it sometimes requires a lawsuit to get them to do so. As such, hiring a law firm experienced in contract or business litigation is a good idea. If you have a breach of contract or other business dispute in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, we are more than happy to sit down with you and provide a free no obligation consultation.

Client Reviews
I have known Mr. Lawrence for several years and in my opinion he is the most professional and trustworthy lawyer I have ever known. I have had dealings with other lawyers but they were not as good as Mr. Lawrence. I would highly recommend him. Carla
I was referred to Greg by a coworker after I received a bad injury from an auto accident and was so pleased with Greg, and staff. They literally took care of everything for me while I was healing and kept me updated every step of the way. Calls and emails were always accepted and returned promptly and they were extremely patient and helpful with any questions and concerns that I had. Should I ever need legal assistance again I will definitely be calling him and referring him to family and friends. Amie M.
I had a difficult disability case, and was referred to Greg by a judge. As an experienced lawyer myself, I was apprehensive about using someone I didn't know. As it turned out, however, I could not have been more pleased. Greg mastered the case in no time, and was nothing short of brilliant in getting me a substantial settlement. He's a lawyer's lawyer, and I recommend him highly and without reservation. Steve
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to Greg, and his staff for doing an excellent job with my deceased mothers nursing home case. After hiring two other law firms my brothers and I decided to hire Greg. This was the best decision that we made regarding this case. Greg took the time to get to know who our deceased mother was, and the important facts involving our claim. As a result Greg was successful in resolving our claim to our satisfaction. Greg is the best attorney that I have ever met! I would highly recommend hiring Greg for any nursing home, or any other claims. Falsario Arnold
Of all the things that pleased me about Greg was that he was always available to me. If I called or emailed, I spoke to him and wasn't pushed off to one of his paralegals or assistants (although they were very helpful as well). I felt like I had a lawyer - not a factory. Scott